Coco is Beyond Vibrantly Beautiful


By: Isaac P. Ale

January 20, 2021

The city of the dead in Coco Coco [2017]

Film

First and foremost, I am ashamed I haven't seen this movie prior to today. I didn't realize it came out in 2017 until I started writing this and feel like someone that arrived late to the party, and not in the good way.

Pixar is basically the Alabama football of animated feature films; actually, of any and all animated film because even their shorts are perfect (Bao, Piper, Lava just to name a few). Albeit the only difference is that almost everyone (I SURE HOPE) loves Pixar, and I can only hope and assume there's a lot of people that hate Alabama football.

Coco is animated to perfection- I mean it is so vibrantly beautiful with all of the colors and textures, I was in awe watching it. The city of the dead itself was breathtaking, the spirit animals were incredible as well: shouts out to Dante.

I remember learning about Dia De Los Muertos in my High School Spanish class, but this film taught me much more about the importance of family in Mexican culture, especially during the holiday. A breathtaking display of decorations, costumes, facepainting, ofrendas and much much more all contribute to this beautiful celebration.

Lastly, shouts out to the writing from Adrian Molina and Matthew Aldrich, and the directing from Lee Unkrich. This movie takes you on a journey from start to finish and excels at every level and every step of the way. I cannot stress this enough, watch this movie.

Froth

A film as spectacular and tasteful as Coco requires nothing short of excellence to be drank during. Georgetown Brewing in Seattle has always brewed excellent beers, and Lucille might be one of if not the best IPA they have to offer. Full of flavor and jam packed with citrus and floral tones, it puts you in the perfect mood for a great night. Well, its either the flavor or the 7% ABV, but either way, this is one of my favorite beers and I recommend it to anyone who loves IPA's or a hoppier citrus flavor.

Lucille
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